James Hamilton was in awful form last year when he surprised many, himself included, by winning the Harewood Open.
Kiwi teenager Lydia Ko has labelled 2014 a success and said her troubled left wrist is "fine" ahead of her return to action.
Talented young Canterbury golfer Marcel Boet will compete at Torrey Pines in California this week.
Tim Wilkinson and Danny Lee in line for handy paydays should they finish latest PGA Tour tournament well.
They think: 'Oh, I better not lose to this boy'
His competitors must have done a double-take when little Hayato Miya walked up to shake their hands.
Kiwi golfers Tim Wilkinson and Danny Lee had days to forget as they saw potentially handy paydays go down the tubes.
Dan Carter bumps into golf star Rory McIlroy
Golf star Rory McIlroy has an All Blacks icon backing him at the US Masters this week.
Teenage golfing superstar Lydia Ko begins preparations for a shot at a 146-year-old record.
Two Christchurch golfers playing in a group of four made a hole in one on the same hole - a one in 17,000,000 chance.
Annoyed only men's names featured on club board, Betty Jones goes and shoots better than her age, 85.
Danny Lee made more money in four rounds of golf this week than he did in the entire 2012 PGA Tour season.
Chatting with Australia's recently retired Ricky 'Punter' Ponting about golf and life after cricket.
Richard Lee could be the New Zealand Open's diamond in the rough.
Southland amateur Vaughan McCall overcame early nerves to card an impressive opening round at the New Zealand Open yesterday, then gave rave reviews about Millbrook Resort.
Mark Brown did his homework and aced the exam.
There's a reason Ricky Ponting is a +1 handicapper at famed Royal Melbourne.
If Mark Brown is to go on and win the New Zealand Open, he'll need extra work and diligent preparation.
Ryan Fox could be the first Kiwi to qualify for the PGA Tour through China.
Six-times PGA Tour winner Rocco Mediate is urging 16-year-old Kiwi golf star Lydia Ko to keep the tinkering to a minimum.
Even most of his opposition think of Michael Hendry as the defending champion in Arrowtown this week.
FRED WOODCOCK IN ARROWTOWN - The Press
New Zealand golfer Mark Brown was quick to swap beer bottles for a notepad as he schooled up on the two courses to be used for the New Zealand Open in Arrowtown.
OPINION: The idea was solid, the crowd was bumper, but the execution very average.
Mi Hyang Lee - NZ Women's Champion
Korean golfer Mi Hyang Lee has upstaged Lydia Ko to win the New Zealand Women's Open with a sensational, final round of nine-under 63.
The fear of letting down fans stopped an unwell Lydia Ko from pulling out of the NZ Women's Open.
LATEST: Lydia Ko has a chance to defend her New Zealand Women's Open title tomorrow but she almost didn't make it to the first tee today.
Sizzling back nine, including a gallery-rousing chip-in on her final hole, keeps Ko in contention.
Christchurch schoolgirl Amelia Garvey almost had to pinch herself while on course at NZ Women's Open.
Live coverage: Lydia Ko ends three under
LATEST: Lydia Ko roars home with a five-under-par last nine holes after a two-over first nine at NZ Open.
Jason Rowling said the $7500 it cost to play with Lydia Ko in the NZ Women's Open Pro-am was worth every cent.
Jason Rowling's wife, Sharlene, spent $7500 for him to play with world No 4 Lydia Ko in the New Zealand Women's Open Pro-am and the Tauranga golfer said it was worth every cent.
Lydia Ko is about as comfortable as any 16-year-old could be dealing with everything that goes with being a world class sportsperson.
OPINION: Last year it was hoped Lydia Ko would win the New Zealand Women's Open. This year it's expected.
Lydia Ko would love to play in every New Zealand Women's Open but she can't guarantee it.
Lydia Ko's success as a junior may have tricked her into bypassing the normal stages of self-doubt.
Tauranga woman pays $7500 for husband to play a round of golf with Lydia Ko in Christchurch.
Teen qualifies for New Zealand Women's Open
Amelia Garvey will miss her first day of year 10 at Burnside High School, but the 13-year-old has a pretty good excuse.
A leading golf writer predicts Lydia Ko could follow Tiger Woods and Michelle Wie and have an appeal that transcends the sport.
While New Zealand enjoys Lydia Ko's success, there are still not the programmes in place to help women get into golf.
Remember Cecilia Cho? She was Lydia Ko's golfing sparring partner as the talented teens pushed each other to both become the world's No 1 amateur.
Lydia Ko's new coach wants her to spend less time playing golf and has urged the talented teen to get a hobby.
Lydia Ko opened her 2014 LPGA Tour season with a top-10 and a handy 15-under total, but is confident she has more in the tank at this week's New Zealand Women's Open in Christchurch.